Frequently asked questions.
Here are some common questions about Acupuncture treatment.
Does acupuncture hurt?
The needles we use are very fine, so when they are inserted you feel only a slight sensation or nothing at all. Once the needles are in place, you may feel a sensation of heaviness, warmth or tingling at and around the site of the needle. This is an indication that the needle is in the meridian.
Are the acupuncture needles safe and clean?
Yes. When performed by a qualified, licensed acupuncturist, acupuncture has proven to be extremely safe. All needles used are pre-sterilized, pre-packaged and disposed of immediately after each treatment to eliminate the risk of contamination.
What kind of aftercare should we do after the acupuncture needle?
We do not recommend doing anything too strenuous for at least XX hours after an acupuncture treatment as the body needs a bit of little time to rebalance itself. Also try to drink two or three extra glasses of water following the session to allow for any toxins to be flushed out.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments you will need really depends on your overall health, your body’s response to treatment, and the nature and duration of your illness or injury. Usually within 2 to 3 treatments we would be able to tell you how many more treatments you will need.
Is acupuncture covered by insurance?
You can use your private health fund if your level of cover includes acupuncture. For the type of health insurance cover you have please contact your insurer. We have a HICAP facility so you can claim on the spot if you are covered.